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Oklahoma freshman agreed to an Alford Plea to a misdemeanor charge of punching a woman on July 25.

By definition, an Alford plea is when a defendant "can maintain that he is innocent but allow a court to pronounce him guilty, acknowledging that sufficient evidence exists for a jury to find him guilty," explains beat writer Eric Bailey. As part of the deal, Mixon will receive a one year deferred sentence and must complete 100 hours of community service as well as counseling. Mixon remains suspended form the Sooners football team but is still a student.
Source: Tulsa World
Oct 30 - 2:10 PM

Oklahoma redshirt freshman WR Dannon Cavil announced his intention to transfer via Twitter.

Cavil, who enrolled early prior to last season, went on to redshirt in 2013 and has yet to play a snap. The Texas native was graded as a three-star recruit by many scouting services.
Oct 30 - 12:26 PM

Sports Illustrated writers Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans expect Florida AD Jeremy Foley to make another run at Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops.

"But there’s nothing to indicate Stoops will take the job this time," the two write. Hugh Freeze is another name brought up, but Foley reportedly has concerns about the NCAA looking into Ole Miss' athletic department. Rich Rodriguez is another coach Thamel and Evans bring up.
Oct 22 - 12:57 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay notes that Oklahoma junior WR Sterling Shepard "has really good ball skills."

Shepard is the talk of college football after grabbing 15 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-30 loss to Kansas State. "He has really good ball skills, with strong focus and good body control when attacking the ball in the air," McShay wrote. "He's really tough for a smaller receiver, playing through injuries and showing no fear going over the middle." The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Shepard "displays quick feet and movements at the line of scrimmage to avoid press and works well in tight spaces with his shifty moves and quick eyes," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote on Tuesday.
Oct 21 - 9:01 PM

In WR Dorial Green-Beckham's absence, Oklahoma junior WR Sterling Shepard "has stepped up as Trevor Knight's go-to target," according to CBS Sport's Dane Brugler.

"Looking at the Sooners on paper, Oklahoma is loaded with talent, but wide receiver looks like the one weak spot, especially with Missouri transfer Dorial Green-Beckham suspended for 2014. However, Shepard has stepped up as Trevor Knight's go-to target and he showed that Saturday," Brugler writes. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Shepard hauled in 15 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown in the school's 31-30 loss to Kansas State. Brugler adds that, Shepard "displays quick feet and movements at the line of scrimmage to avoid press and works well in tight spaces with his shifty moves and quick eyes."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 21 - 3:09 PM

Oklahoma WR coach Jay Norvell says redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham is "like a different guy" during his off year.

"He's been working really hard and doing a lot of great things off the field too. ... He's growing and maturing," Norvell said. DGB dealt with a domestic abuse incident at Missouri, which was one reason he is no longer with the program. He is able to practice with the Sooners this season, and we still think there is a chance DGB never plays a down for Oklahoma and instead jumps to the NFL.
Source: News OK
Oct 21 - 11:44 AM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops refused to update the status of redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight on Monday.

"No, I’m not going to give updates on that today," Stoops said. Knight suffered a left arm or shoulder injury and was forced out of the game, but only for a brief amount of time. College programs are not forced to disclose injury information.
Oct 20 - 11:34 AM

Oklahoma senior TE Blake Bell hauled in three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to Kansas State.

Bell's four-yard touchdown grab tied the game 24-24 midway through the third quarter in the eventual OU loss (Michael Hunnicutt's fourth quarter PAT was blocked, resulting in a 31-30 setback). CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last week that Bell "has been impressive as a blocker and is improving each game." Bell, the 6-foot-6, 260-pound former quarterback, runs a 4.97 forty.
Oct 19 - 6:19 PM

Oklahoma junior WR Sterling Shepard caught 15 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown in the school's 31-30 loss to Kansas State.

Shepard even left the game momentarily due to injury. Shepard has a small receiver build but frequently works as an outside target. He definitely is not afraid to work over the middle. We expect him to return for his senior season.
Oct 18 - 3:46 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight left Saturday's game against Kansas State with a left arm or shoulder injury.

Knight stayed on the ground for some time, but was able to job to the locker room with trainers shortly after. He returned after one series. Freshman Cody Thomas stepped into the game for Knight.
Oct 18 - 12:28 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore CB Zack Sanchez "has garnered significant attention in NFL circles after snagging five interceptions in the Sooners' first six games," writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"He is an aggressive cover corner with a knack for getting his hands on the ball on the perimeter," Brooks wrote. "While some evaluators are a little concerned about his gambling ways, Sanchez's ball production and active hands make him an intriguing prospect for teams willing to live with his penchant for freelancing." Sanchez has a big matchup for his evaluation Saturday against Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett. "Against Lockett, Sanchez must play with better discipline and focus to handle the variety of stems and clever routes that the Wildcats' star receiver will throw at him on the perimeter," Brooks wrote. "If he can maintain his leverage and close quickly on Lockett's breaks, he could add to his remarkable interception total in this matchup." Sanchez returned a pick for a touchdown and tied his career high with eight tackles last week against Texas.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 17 - 6:10 PM

Oklahoma senior TE Blake Bell "has been impressive as a blocker and is improving each game," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The former QB has only eight catches this season, but that doesn't mean pro scouts are ignoring him. On the contrary, Bell's 6-foot-6, 260-pound frame, blocking ability, and steady improvement on the field have the NFL dreaming on a projection. Bell only runs a 4.97 forty, and he's raw in the passing game, so he'll have to continue to progress to hear his named called in the spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 16 - 8:35 PM

Oklahoma junior OLB Eric Striker will be "appealing to versatile 3-4 schemes," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"The Oklahoma defense is allowing 21.5 points per game, but the Sooners are loaded with NFL prospects on that side of the ball," Brugler wrote. As for Striker, the analyst believes he "doesn't have ideal size, but his active athleticism in coverage and rushing the passer will make him appealing to versatile 3-4 schemes." Smart Football's Chris Brown tweeted last month that Striker is "incredibly disruptive."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 16 - 7:19 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay ranks Oklahoma senior T Tyrus Thompson as the No. 22 overall prospect.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder has made a leap this season, moving out of teammate Daryl Williams' (ranked No. 31 by McShay) shadow. "Thompson is a massive tackle prospect with good bulk, length and above-average foot quickness and lateral agility," McShay wrote. "He could afford to display more toughness on tape, and he needs to get stronger, but his athleticism allows him to do very well in pass protection and as a run-blocker in space. He is one of the anchors of a very good, very experienced Sooners offensive line." Particularly impressive has been Thompson's development as a pass blocker this year.
Oct 15 - 7:05 PM

An NFC scout said Oklahoma senior RT Daryl Williams reminds him of former Sooner and current Vikings' RT Phil Loadholt.

"(Williams) is more agile and lighter on his feet, but his punch and force is similar to (Loadholt's)," the scout said. Loadholt, of course, was a 2009 second-round pick. "The comparison fits," wrote NFL Draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "Williams can be a dominant run blocker and has really stepped up as a leader for the Oklahoma offensive line, replacing center Gabe Ikard, who signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent, in that role."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 8 - 8:27 PM


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